Table 4

Comparison of the estimated values of parameter θ, mutation rate μ (per sequence), and effective population size Ne

ParametersEstimated values
Chimpanzee vs. HumanOrangutan vs. Human
Divergence time, Myr567121416
μ (×104) 2.692.241.922.321.991.74
θ (Ne = 10,000)*10.768.967.689.287.966.96
Ne (W)12,20014,60017,00014,10016,40018,800
Ne (T) 8,100 9,70011,300 9,40010,90012,500
  • * θ was estimated by θ = 4 Neμ using Ne = 10,000. 

  • Ne (W): the Ne value estimated by θ/4μ using Watterson's (10) θ value (13.09). 

  • Ne (T): the Ne value estimated by θ/4μ using Tajima's (11) θ value (8.70).